Netanyahu to directly address Iran’s supreme leader in UN speech

NEW YORK — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will for the first time directly address Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei in his upcoming speech to the United Nations General Assembly, senior Israeli sources say.

Netanyahu’s speech, scheduled for Tuesday 8:00 p.m. Israel time, will focus on Iran and be shorter than in previous years, the sources say.

Israel’s opposition to Iran’s entrenchment in the Golan Heights in the framework of an agreement on the Syrian civil war is going to take center stage at Netanyahu’s UN speech, he said Friday.

Raphael Ahren

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 71st session of United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on September 22, 2016. (AFP/Jewel Samad)

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